Note: I would also be satisfied if, when the user creates a new page, no header image is generated; instead, a script is run after finishing the presentation, inserting random header graphics on each page retroactively. I would then save/pack the presentation.
PC or Mac platform ?
Preferably Windows, but we have both in the office so either/both is fine.
I am using CS4.
Did you ever figure this one out?
I'm trying to do a similar thing but with a slection of 128 versions of a logo/brand. needs to be a random version every time a new document is created.
I never did, and left that company long ago. Best of luck!
It's certainly possible, but workflows where things happen automatically in documents can be...confusing and hard to debug.
But you can write a startup script that listens for an AfterOpen event and then checks to see if the file is an unmodified template file, in which case it substitutes a random image...
Or you could have the script simply open the template file and make the change, and have the user run the script instead of opening hte file. That's safer and less error-prone.